What does not
What was not tested
Installing. I copied my working windows folder directly to my linux partition and threw it on wine's folder tree.
I've been using the software on a daily basis for some time now, even with the described problems and it pretty much works alright. Biggest issue, the thing about note heads... Also, any soundfounts you choose to work with in Timidity are better sounding than Microsoft GS Wavetable and support for reverb and chorus effects actually works.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Fedora 22 x86_64||Apr 16 2016||1.9.7||N/A||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 20 x86_64||Jan 04 2014||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 31 2011||1.3.25||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Konstanty Ścianecki|
|Show||Fedora 14||Sep 06 2011||1.3.24||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 07 2011||1.3.19||Yes||Yes||Silver||Konstanty Ścianecki|
2013-05-03 Admin note: The instructions below are very old and may not be applicable to current Wine. In particular, wineprefixcreate has been deprecated for several years. The instructions are being left here for the benefit of anyone who may wish to test and/or update them.
First : I suggest you to create a wineprefix :
wineprefixcreate --prefix "$HOME/.wine_gp/"
Then configure :
env WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine_gp" winecfg
I use this as winecfg :
-No shader, no virtual desktop, only "allow WM to control my window"
-OSS Sound (16Bit standard with "emulate pilote)
You'll have to launch a MIDI sequencer (I use Timidity but you should be able to use qsynth/fluidsynth):
Here's the script I use :
#!/bin/bash timidity -iA -B2,4 -Os -EFreverb=0&
cd $HOME/.wine_gp/drive_c/Program\ Files/Guitar\ Pro\ 5/ $1 env WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine_gp" wine GP5.exe sleep 1 killall timidity
Now, launch Guitar-Pro and open Options>MIDI. You should see "Timidity Port 0". Use it.
You'll notice that the sound is not perfect, sometimes it get slowed, especially when there are lots of instruments playing...
Anyway, you can use the Java-based TUXGUITAR, which is 100% free and open-source. It works perfectly on Linux, and partially supports Guitar Pro's file format. Or, if you're looking for something more sophisticated, Rosegarden is an excellent KDE-based music sequencer and notation editor. Although sometimes a bit hard to get working, it's quite featureful.
I suggest you configured "My documents" "Desktop" to your tab folders...